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Is any shop selling a ptb in dark brown suede? Is there any other shade of brown besides tan, snuff and dark brown I'm not aware of?

can anyone assist the thread starter?
post #122267 of 122416
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can anyone assist the thread starter?

Frans Boone has dark brown suede ptb on crepe sole.

 

http://www.fransboonestore.com/collections/alden/products/alden-plain-toe-blucher-in-dark-brown-suede

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can anyone assist the thread starter?


what size are you and is there any particular sole are you looking for? 

 

Here is a dark brown suede Dover by Harrison Limited: http://store.harrisonlimited.com/products/alden-ptb-brown

 

and

 

Here is a Choco Suede PTB by Silver Deer : http://www.thesilverdeer.com/collections/alden-for-silver-deer/products/alden-for-silver-deer-plain-toe-blucher-dark-chocolate

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Thread Starter 
Thanks guys, was actually looking for a boot. Not real picky on sole type would like to see various makeups available in plain toe.
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Modified Last version? Hummus Suede PT Boot. Doesn't look like it was made in a while though.

http://mouldedshoe.com/aldenpipelinenews1006.html

-Mike
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Hey guys, 

Fok here.  This thread is getting super long and cumbersome, and the load is... large.  So I'm going to close it in 2 weeks, and then break off Alden talk to new threads re. specific topics re. Alden.  Some categories I've thought of are "Personal Alden collections", "Sizing questions about Aldens" and "Buying Alden: talk about vendors, availability,etc..."  However, I don't want to do this in a hamfisted way, so I'm asking this community to please help me figure out good Alden categories, and I'm also asking for volunteers to write OPs for each section which will help all those new users who share your love of Aldens, but are maybe not as knowledgeable about the product or this community.  Please help me help you guys.  You can also PM me, but I feel that a positive, public discussion will get the best results.  Please use the @LA Guy
 call out functionality when you answer this call to make sure I read your post, since things move fast.

Cheers,

Fok.

I'd love to have a version of the thread that talks about new Alden offerings rather than "guy with really green grass posts pic wearing the same pair he's had for a decade." Maybe also a thread dedicated to the creepy uncle/nephew circle jerk.
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I'd love to have a version of the thread that talks about new Alden offerings rather than "guy with really green grass posts pic wearing the same pair he's had for a decade." Maybe also a thread dedicated to the creepy uncle/nephew circle jerk.

 

Booooooooo. Lame jokes.

 

1.) The guy with the really green grass has crazy sought-after Alden shoes and I enjoy seeing what he pairs them with.  You jelly your lawn is never dry?

 

2.) Alden doesn't crank out enough unique/new styles to warrant a thread only talking about new styles, even with awesome vendors trying to come up with new ideas regularly.  Most of the styles have been around for 100+ years.  

 

3.) I'm not touching the last comment.


Edited by chrisefi - 12/30/15 at 12:41am
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Booooooooo. Lame jokes.

1.) The guy with the really green grass has crazy sought-after Alden shoes and I enjoy seeing what he pairs them with.  You jelly your lawn is never dry?

2.) Alden doesn't crank out enough unique/new styles to warrant a thread only talking about new styles, even with awesome vendors trying to come up with new ideas regularly.  Most of the styles have been around for 100+ years.  

3.) I'm not touching the last comment.

The problem with the guy with the really green grass isn't his grass. It's the exotic shell that I will never be able to procure. That makes me sad. Actually, the other problem with the guy with the really green grass is that his pants are so nice. It makes me feel like a slob and I get sad again.

So we really just need a thread without the guy with the really green grass. The guy on the cobblestone street can stay though.

I'm joking of course. But we do need a button that finds the word "uncle" and changes it to "sweetie."

That's all I got.
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The problem with the guy with the really green grass isn't his grass. It's the exotic shell that I will never be able to procure. That makes me sad. Actually, the other problem with the guy with the really green grass is that his pants are so nice. It makes me feel like a slob and I get sad again.

So we really just need a thread without the guy with the really green grass. The guy on the cobblestone street can stay though.

I'm joking of course. But we do need a button that finds the word "uncle" and changes it to "sweetie."

That's all I got.

The guy with the really green grass and perfect pants doesn't really own all those exotics. It's all photo shopped.
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@LA Guy

Voting for an annual edition of the thread as well.
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@LA Guy: Hear, hear to an annual addition of the thread.

Some of these posts tho lurker[1].gif
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I am actually shocked they sent them out to customers without notifying prior about the stitching.

Yeah. I seem to remember him addressing this somewhere, whether IG or on his own thread.

 

Got a response to the email I sent and he basically said they called Alden about it and the answer they gave was that the natural thread used for the moc toe can range in tone from cream to slightly yellow to slightly grey.....Personally I think Alden is full of crap and they screwed up....however I totally understand Epaulet for not making a big deal about it, your not going to blow up a relationship over a single color variance on a moc toe stitch. 

 

The leather is very cool...struggling with what to do with it...I have left them out so I can keep looking at them to decide on what I want to do.

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If the thread has to be split up, I vote for the annual thread option as well.

I'm wearing my plaza cigar boots today - thanks to Namor for the lacing inspiration.


These have many, many wears on them and are likely due for a restoration and resole soon. While its not a real option, my preference would be to have Alden do a full refinish on the uppers and convert the double leather soles to commando, so they're probably headed to Bnelson or Ah One to be put on dainite.

I'm curious if any of you have ever had Alden's steel shanks replaced with a non-metal option as part of a resole? I travel frequently for work, and find myself leaving my Alden's at home to avoid the annoyance of setting off the metal detector / unlacing boots / getting into footwear discussions with colleagues while going through the TSA precheck security line.
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It's that day of the week.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

Got a response to the email I sent and he basically said they called Alden about it and the answer they gave was that the natural thread used for the moc toe can range in tone from cream to slightly yellow to slightly grey.....Personally I think Alden is full of crap and they screwed up....however I totally understand Epaulet for not making a big deal about it, your not going to blow up a relationship over a single color variance on a moc toe stitch. 

The leather is very cool...struggling with what to do with it...I have left them out so I can keep looking at them to decide on what I want to do.

That's BS. We pay a lot of money for these make-ups and wait a long time and Alden ships incorrect specs, and they and their vendors just basically shrug their shoulders and say "oh well - it is what it is - take it or leave it". I can personally recall several times this has happened over the past 4-5 years.

I know if I pulled that with my boss/client the response would be quite a bit different.

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